CBC News Interview with Bill Gallagher – The Ring of Fire

CBC News Interview with Bill Gallagher – The Ring of Fire

I was contacted by CBC News to comment on the deteriorating situation in the Ring of Fire – Matawa / Ontario / Cliffs – the parallels to Voisey’s Bay are clear for all to see. Here’s the news article and the audio interview (10 minutes long).  Events in Ontario are unfolding primarily as a result of the native legal winning streak in other parts of the country and the...

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Attawapiskat’s Secondary Economy

The Victor diamond mine, 90 kilometers west of Attawapiskat, saw its royalties effectively double just as it approached production. The increase occurred without prior discussion, buried deep in the Liberal Government’s budget of Spring 2007. According to De Beers: “As of May 22, 2007, diamonds were taxed at 10%, and the Victor Mine was recognized as a remote project and eligible for...

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